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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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DISCRETIONARY PROJECT GRANTS FOR

TRAINING REHABILITATION PERSONNEL

(CFDA No. 84.129)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, P.L. 93-112, as amended, Title
I, Part C, Section 304(a), (20 U.S.C. 774). (Expires September 30,
1986).

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year       Authorization         Appropriation

1980                              $40,000,000                              $28,500,000

1981                                 45,000,000                             21,675,000

1982                                 25,500,000                             19,200,000

1983                                 25,500,000                                19,200,000

1984                                22,000,000                                22,000,000

Purpose: To support projects to increase the numbers and improve the
skills of personnel trained in providing vocational rehabilitation ser-
vices to handicapped people.

II. RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417(a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

o  To improve the skill level and increase the numbers of rehabilitation
personnel trained in manpower shortage areas.

o  To support the training of rehabilitation workers in job development
and placement skills.

o  To improve, through training and communication of standards, the
management of rehabilitation programs.

B.  Progress and Accomplishments

o  Focused State agency efforts on training rehabilitation workers in
areas of manpower shortage.

o  Facilitated the emergence of new rehabilitation professionals who
trained the handicapped to live independently, to develop job skills*
and to seek employment. under the Act.